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Analyzing the Combat System in Kirk Uhlmann’s “The Lamps Are Going Out – World War I”

Analyzing the Combat System in Kirk Uhlmann’s “The Lamps Are Going Out – World War I”

Other April 20, 2015 4

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A Design Analysis of “The Lamps Are Going Out – World War I”

A Design Analysis of “The Lamps Are Going Out – World War I”

Other March 30, 2015 3

By Kirk Uhlmann “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.” – British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey   Since Herm has given a

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Ney and Twice Ney!

Ney and Twice Ney!

Paul Comben March 16, 2015 11

By Paul Comben Grand Tactical Interpretations of Quatre Bras Part I It was not long after the ordeal of Waterloo that Wellington’s diminished but triumphant Anglo-Dutch army returned to the site of its first

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Play-Testing Stonewall’s Sword on The Boardgaming Way

Play-Testing Stonewall’s Sword on The Boardgaming Way

Robert DeMaio February 14, 2015 0

By Robert DeMaio August 9, 1862 on a 100 degree day in Virginia Stonewall Jackson’s Confederates stumbled onto a single division of Union troops lead by Nathaniel Banks. The Confederates tried to position themselves

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Facing Serious Charges?

Facing Serious Charges?

Paul Comben February 4, 2015 6

By Paul Comben Medieval Cavalry in Board Wargames According to more texts than I would care to count up, the Battle of Hastings lasted from the morning of a mid-October day in 1066 to

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A Quick Look at “Hammerin’ Sickles” and “At Any Cost: Metz 1870”

A Quick Look at “Hammerin’ Sickles” and “At Any Cost: Metz 1870”

Fred Manzo February 2, 2015 0

By Fred Manzo   Although some people know Hermann Luttmann and I are working on a good 6+ games, today I’d like to discuss two of them in particular: “Hammerin’ Sickles: Longstreet Attacks at

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New York Times: Civil War Games for Modern-Day Lees

New York Times: Civil War Games for Modern-Day Lees

Other January 24, 2015 0

By PENNY SINGER Published January 6th, 1991 The climactic battle for the Shenandoah Valley, General Pickett’s headlong charge at Gettysburg and the first and second battles of Manassas are the stuff Richard Berg has

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Bringing Back the Bygones – Part II: Combat (1968) & William the Conqueror (1976)   

Bringing Back the Bygones – Part II: Combat (1968) & William the Conqueror (1976)  

Paul Comben January 17, 2015 2

By Paul Comben To come straight to the point, whatever mainstream wargaming was doing between 1968 and 1976, it was not doing it with either of these two oddities. Then again, one abiding memory

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“Stonewall’s Sword” in development at Revolution Games

“Stonewall’s Sword” in development at Revolution Games

Other December 14, 2014 0

From the Revolution Games Staff: The stifling hot morning of August 9th, 1862, Maj. Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s corps of Confederate veterans encountered a lone Union division under the shadow of Slaughter’s Mountain (also

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Take Me To Your Leaders!  Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon and their Counters in Wargaming – A Boardgaming Way Survey

Take Me To Your Leaders! Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon and their Counters in Wargaming – A Boardgaming Way Survey

Paul Comben November 17, 2014 3

By Paul Comben A few months ago I took at look at how military notions of command were (or were not) translated into board wargame  mechanisms. As a sort of follow-up to that, I

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